Colorado-based NewfoodZ has developed a new “closed-loop” process that will allow food and drink manufacturers and agricultural operators to eliminate food by-product waste
by turning it back into nutritious powders for a wide range of industry uses.
The process to turn waste back into food combines low-energy dehydration and the gentle milling of the product, and gives manufacturers access to the circular economy, the company said.
It will launch a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo next week to raise $1.5 million in support of the project – the largest amount ever asked from the crowdfunding food community, NewfoodZ said.
NewfoodZ founder Christian J Murray (right) wants the process to be a solution to food security problems for future generations, such as the company’s millennial youth advisors, seen here.
Founder Christian J Murray said: “I joined the company as I knew the day would come when we would critically need efficient food processing the world over. When I first witnessed the technologies we now offer I gave up my media career to go full-time into eco-sustainability. Getting public support to grow will help us take the message to governments and Fortune 100 companies, further reinforcing the commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals of 2015.”
The company has initiated a proof of concept plant, processing orange peel in Mexico. Now the company intends to expand to Alaska, where they will process wild salmon and shrimp by-products. The NewfoodZ process not only provides 100% use of source food but actually provides potable water as a by-product too.
NewfoodZ’s Eric Lundgren added: “So far, we humans have been successful, growing and catching foods for an ever-increasing population, but our resources are depleting fast. We can no longer allow up to 40% of everything we grow and catch to go to waste. We need to convert this waste to abundance.”
Lundgren continued that consumers must start asking themselves what happens to discarded food such as bones on fish fillets when they buy them in the supermarket.
The company has tested over 50 food products and also operates as a knowledge base transfer operation in an effort to provide shared best practice, which will have an impact on reducing starvation and malnutrition.
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